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Literary Community Unites for Hurricane Sandy Relief

The literary community has created a number of relief efforts after the destruction of Hurricane Sandy.

If you want to help, you bid at the Kidlit Cares auction raising relief funds. Some of the items include Skype author visits with Elephant & Piggie author Mo WillemsSpeak author Laurie Halse Anderon and Divergent author Veronica Roth. Nonprofit group First Book is asking for donations so that they can give new books to children affected by the storm.

Check out NYCService.org to learn about ways to help out in the New York City area. For the readers who don’t live nearby, but want to come out to the East Coast to volunteer, travel service Airbnb is offering fee-free rentals until November 7th.

Here’s more from SocialTimes: “Hosts and guests benefit from fee-free rentals between now and November 7 in New York, Providence, New Haven and Atlantic City. Or, for those looking to be displaced in style, the Hamptons. The company has also posted a list of discounted and affordable rentals in those areas.”

Chronicle Books held a bake sale and clothing drive; the event raised $3,146 (photo embedded above). Shelf Awareness reported that Word Bookstore and Greenlight Bookstore both pledged donations to the Occupy Sandy organization.

The Brooklyn Public Library sent bookmobiles to bring supplies to two Brooklyn neighborhoods battered by the storm.

We discussed some of these efforts on the Morning Media Menu today. Press play below to listen…

 

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